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Eaton announces $54M project to expand manufacturing operations at three Milwaukee-area plants

MADISON (WITI) -- Power management company Eaton today announced a $54 million investment in its Waukesha-based Cooper Power Systems business. The project, which calls for expanding one facility and renovating two others, will help Eaton meet growing demand for its utility, commercial and industrial power distribution products and solutions.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is providing up to $1.36 million in tax credits for the project that could create as many as 200 jobs in the region over the next two years.

“There is no question that energy is a vital and growing component of Wisconsin’s economy, and power management is an important part of that sector,” said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. “This project not only solidifies Eaton’s commitment to Wisconsin, but also is an indication that the company is continuing to look toward the future.”

Hartford Finishing to add 94 new jobs, open new paint line

HARTFORD (WITI) — Company leaders with Hartford Finishing announced on Thursday, January 16th the addition of 94 new jobs.

Hartford Finishing, Inc. is a powder coating and painting firm. The jobs announcement coincides with the opening of the company’s new paint line.

Phase one of the $12 million expansion project adds 110,000 square feet to the Steel Craft Corporation building in Hartford.  Phase two includes upgrades to the original Hartford Finishing building.  Hartford Finishing, Steel Craft Corporation, and Capitol Stampings plan to add a combined 94 new jobs, due to increased business from the expansion.

Kohl’s to stay open for 100+ hours straight starting Dec. 20th

MENOMONEE FALLS (WITI) — Kohl’s Department Stores will keep its doors open for more than 100 hours straight – beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 through 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24. Officials made that announcement on Thursday, December 5th.

In addition to extended store hours, Kohl’s offers a variety of customer conveniences including:

Brett Favre pokes fun at himself in new Foot Locker ad

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre is among several big names poking fun at themselves in a new commercial for Foot Locker.

See Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield hug it out, Dennis Rodman fly to North Korea, Favre finally walk away, and Craig Sager decide to change his wardrobe.

Executive director from Downtown West Bend Association resigns

WEST BEND - It was with a heavy heart this week the Downtown West Bend Association Board of Directors accepted the resignation and retirement announcement of executive director Josephine Minskey.

West Bend welcomes business interested in filling vacant building

WEST BEND (WITI) — There’s office space for rent in West Bend — and city officials know just who they want there. Officials actively recruited a company known for concealed carry and self defense.

Business has been booming at Delta Defense. Phones have been ringing off the hook with people looking to be responsibly armed. CEO Tim Schmidt says his company is a service provider and promotes safety. His U.S. Concealed Carry Association is reaching members nationwide.

“We publish a conceal and carry magazine that has 65,000 subscribers. We also publish the conceal and carry report which is a free weekly newsletter that goes to about 650,000 subscribers,” said Schmidt.

Since 2004, Schmidt says his business has grown on average about 60-70%. Staff has doubled as well.

“I imagine within the next three years we’ll be adding an additional 10-15 employees,” said Schmidt.

Hungry? Check out the FOX6Now.com Fish Fry Finder

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — When Fridays roll around, many in Wisconsin crave a fish fry — and plenty of places serve it up.

From beer batter to other flavorful fish options, we invite you to visit the FOX6Now.com Fish Fry Finder to locate an awesome fish fry near you.

The Fish Fry Finder is simple to use because it puts into action an, interactive Google map help you locate and get directions to an establishment that serves up fish.

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